Gamble & Huff

Chester Higgins Jr.

David Rousseve

Pops Staples

BrotherMen, a one-hour performance-based documentary, features five African American men who, through their art, transmit the historic, political and cultural realities of the African American experience.

These BrotherMen are legendary songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, producers of "The Sound of Philadelphia"; photographer Chester Higgins Jr., who documents the African Diaspora in America and worldwide; choreographer David Rousseve, Vice Chair, World Arts and Cultures at UCLA; and the late Pops Staples, performer, civil rights activist and patriarch of the Staples Singers. Staples BioRousseve BioHiggins BioGamble & Huff BioGamble & Huff Bio

Interweaving performances, music, photography, dance, archival footage and interviews, BrotherMen celebrates the lives and enduring achievements of these African American artists.

Production Information

Contact Information

Directed by Demetria Royals
Produced and edited by Demetria Royals and Louise Diamond

BrotherMen is a production of Rebekah Films, Inc. with WQED Multimedia, produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and ITVS, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Rebekah Films

Rebekah Films, Inc.

Educators and educational institutions can order a VHS copy of BrotherMen
for $99 plus shipping & handling by calling 1-800-274-1307,
or by sending a check to WQED Video, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

© 2001-2002 Rebekah Films, Inc. and WQED Multimedia. All Rights Reserved.